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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) shakes hand with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman ahead of the G20 Leaders' Summit in New Delhi on September 9, 2023. Image Credit: AFP

NEW DELHI: Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived Saturday for the G20 Summit in India, television broadcasts showed, as the bloc prepares to discuss issues from Ukraine to climate change.

The head of the Arab world's largest economy, widely known by his initials MBS, was greeted on the tarmac in New Delhi by a troupe of women dancing to folk music.

He is expected to sign an infrastructure agreement with the United States and other G20 members to explore the building of a rail and shipping network that links the Middle East to India and Europe.

The agreement to discuss the project could be among the most tangible outcomes of the summit, with G20 leaders divided over Russia's war in Ukraine and gridlocked on finding an agreement to slash carbon emissions.